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  • The Audio Beat: Wilson Audio Alexx Loudspeakers Review

    Here is Marc Mickelson's review of Wilson's Alexx speakers at The Audio Beat.

  • #2
    Interesting read. Thanks.
    Christian
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    • #3
      We're enjoying the Alexia 2 a lot, and this review is kinda making me wish we had gone for Alexx instead
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        Alex - what do you hear from the series 2 that is different from the orginal Alexias?

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      Only an impression but I think the Alexia and Alexx are two totally beasts. Especially when the Alexxs are say powered by the d'Ag amplifiers. Too bad Mark couldn't wrangle a listen with those amps. The d'Ags really control the Alexxs and are super transparent and dynamic. That's the thing with speakers on this level. They really reveal everything in front of them and it is really useful to have as much different gear around to get a grasp upon the speakers "sound."
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
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      • #5
        Hello Myles, wondering if you got to hear the Alexx in the Nagra HD room at CES this year and if so, how would that compare to the Dags? I believe Nagra may also have the HD preamp at RMAF this year.
        I suspect Michael Fremer's Dartzeel 458 and 18NS combo is also phenomenal with his Alexx. He is the only one I have ever come across using Dartzeel with Wilson speakers. Have you ever had a chance to listen to his system? Many thanks

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        • #6
          Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
          Only an impression but I think the Alexia and Alexx are two totally beasts. Especially when the Alexxs are say powered by the d'Ag amplifiers. Too bad Mark couldn't wrangle a listen with those amps. The d'Ags really control the Alexxs and are super transparent and dynamic. That's the thing with speakers on this level. They really reveal everything in front of them and it is really useful to have as much different gear around to get a grasp upon the speakers "sound."
          Who wouldn't want a pair hanging around their room. Wilson often demos with the Momentum monoblocks. I'll speculate, knowing Marc, that if he had those amps his review wouldn't be any different. :-)

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            Different no. Just another perspective on the speaker's strengths. Perhaps even better than thought. I was never a Krell fanboy but Dan's new amps are very special.

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          ... and with the Thor Hammer subs.

          http://www.theaudiobeat.com/blog/wil...ors_hammer.htm
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          • #8
            The Alexx sound terrific when driven with the Goldmund Nextgen series too

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